Dental Assistants ROCK

with Tija Hunter

Dental PodcastDental Assistants play such a vital role in the success of a thriving dental practice.





Running Time: 53:31 min

In this Thriving Dentist Show, Gary interviews his friend, Tija Hunter on how dental assistants contribute to a successful practice. Tija is a true champion of the dental assistant and a role model of dental assisting as an amazing career path. Tija is an office manager and a dental assistant with over 32 years of experience. She hold 11 advanced certifications including being certified as an Expanded Function Dental Assistant (EFDA). In this interview Gary and Tija discuss the importance of continuing education for dental assistants, the benefits of belonging to the American Dental Assistants Association (ADAA), the value to the dental practice of an educated dental assistant and how dental assisting can be such a rewarding career path. Dental Assistants are often the ‘unsung heroes’ of a thriving practice and Tija’s interview helps us all have greater appreciation for these amazing Team members!

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What Every Dentist Needs to Know About Their Hygiene Team

with Heidi Arndt RDH

Dental PodcastThe hygiene department is the backbone of a thriving dental practice. The success of your hygiene department is directly related to the success of your practice.




Running Time: 52 :53 min

We are very fortunate to have Heidi Arndt RDH as a special guest on the Thriving Dentist Show. She is a recognized authority on the high performance hygiene team and passionate about helping Dentists develop their hygiene departments to full potential. In this interview, Gary and Heidi discuss the metrics you should expect from your hygiene department, the opportunities for growth in hygiene, the necessary steps for getting your hygiene team re-energized and re-focused, and specific things you can do today to grow your hygiene revenue. This interview is a must-listen for the entire team!

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No More Excuses for Creating a Thriving Dental Practice

with Vicki McManus

Dental Podcast

Dentists often have excuses for why they cannot develop a successful dental practice.





Running Time: 54:41 min

In this interview, Vicki systematically eliminates all possible excuses and explains exactly how you can create a thriving practice wherever you are located. She provides examples of Dentists who are succeeding despite whatever challenges they are facing. Vicki also shares the strategies that she uses at the Productive Dentist Academy to help Dentist dramatically increase their productivity.

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